48 members of DOJO Karate Centre qualify for European Championships

Date published: 04 March 2024

48 members from the DOJO Karate Centre in Rochdale have been selected to represent England at the European Championships being held in August in High Wycombe.

The Team GB selections were held in Norwich on Saturday 10 February.

Coach Irfan Ansari said: "This is amazing news for Rochdale... this is the most members we have ever had selected for an international competition. It just goes to show that our coaching works and our members are ever achieving new levels and breaking records.

"We have had amazing success at world level since 2008 and this year will be even better. Selected members have now got five months of hard and dedicated training to be in medal winning positions at the Championships.

"Funding is always an issue as all entries are self-funded. So members will be asking their relatives, businesses to sponsor them. Is there anyone out there who would like to fund our team? Please get in touch with us. We are asking all Rochdale citizens to help our young team members achieve their amazing goal of representing Rochdale and England at the Championships."

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